The bestselling book behind the Oscar-winning film SLUMDOG MILLLIONAIRE directed by Danny Boyle
'An absorbing and richly entertaining read' Times
Former tiffinboy Ram Mohammad Thomas has just got twelve questions correct on a TV quiz-show to win a cool one billion rupees. But he is brutally slung in prison on suspicion of cheating. Because how can a kid from the slums know who Shakespeare was, unless he is cheating?
In the order of the questions on the show, Ram tells us which incredible adventures in his life on the streets gave him the answers. From orphanages to brothels, gangsters to beggar-masters, and into the homes of Bollywood's rich and famous, Ram's story is brimming with the chaotic comedy, heart-stopping tragedy and joyousness of modern India.
'Popular fiction at its best and brightest' Guardian
'Colourful' Sunday Telegraph
'Poignant, funny, rich' MEG ROSOFF, bestselling author of HOW I LIVE NOW
'Not to be missed' Observer
This brilliant story, as colossal, vibrant and chaotic as India itself... is not to be missed
Poignant, funny, rich... with an utterly orignal and brilliant structure at its heart
Mingling broad humour with incisive social comment, Q&A is absorbing and richly entertaining reading
This lively picaresque novel has an original and telling premise... a colourful portrait of Indian society is painted with remarkable lightness and wit
A hugely successful mixture of satire and intrigue